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Abu Zurayq ابو زريق - אבו זריק -

District of Haifa
Ethnically cleansed days ago


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Picture for Abu Zurayq Village - Palestine: : Document of a land ownership in abuzrik
Statistic/Fact Value
Israeli occupation date April 12, 1948
Distance from district center 24 (km) South East of Haifa
Elevation from the sea 100 (meters)
Map location See location number #24 on the map
Israeli military operation The battle for Mishmar ha-'Emeq
Israeli attacking brigade A combination from the Palmach 1st Battalion, Carmeli and Alexandroni Brigades
Village defenders Arab Liberation Army volunteers and some local Palestinian militia
Israeli acts of terror Massacre occured by Jewish troops against the town's inhabitants.
Exodus Cause Military assault by Jewish troops
Village remains after destruction by Israelis The village has been completely defaced on April 15th 1948.
Ethnically cleansing by Israelis Upon occupation, 15 adult males and some 200 women and children from Abu Zurayq inhabitants were taken captives. The women and children were sent towards Jinin.
Land ownership before occupation
Ethnic Group Land Ownership (Dunums)
Arab 4,401
Jewish 0
Public 2,092
Total 6,493
Land usage in 1945
Land Usage Type Arab (Dunum)
Area planted w/ citrus 1
Irrigated & Plantation 282
Area planted w/ olives 100
Planted W/ Cereal 4,092
Cultivable 4,375
Non-Cultivable 2,118
before occupation
Year Population
1945 550
1948 638
Est. Refugees 1998 3,918
Schools Abu Zurayq had an elementary school for boys.
Religious institutions One mosque
Nearby wadies & rivers The village was situated near Wadi Abu Zurayq
Water supplies Water supplies were taken from a number of sources, among them Wadi Abu Zurayq, a nearby spring and a well.
Archeological sites Abu Zurayq contained rich sequence of Paleolithic stone tools have been found and the remains of an isolated Roman farmhouse
Exculsive jewish colonies on town's lands No settlements on village lands
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Town Today

According to the Palestinian historian Walid Khalidi, the village remaining structures on the village land are:
"The site is overgrown with cactus plants and fig and olive trees."


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Zaina Fawadla - -
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ابن الفواضلة الفواضلة صويلح-الكمالية
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معتصم عواد ( المشارفه) المشارفه عمان, الاردن
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محمد زريقات الزريقات amman, amman
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مهند التركماني - السلط, الاردن
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Mohammad Al Masharfa - Germany
hiba - -
Ghammaz الغمامزه - غماز Zarqa, Jordan
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